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  1. Family Week: Auntie Jean

    August 8, 2014 by 16stone

    As my family reunion approaches this weekend, I feel compelled to finally share some of my family members with you all. Starting with one of the most fascinating members of  my family, auntie Jean Terrell. Jean is my grandfather’s sister.

    When I was growing up my great grandparents Lovick Jr. and Annie were the rocks of our family. When I was little, they demanded that the family always spent time together.  They raised their children with love, tenderness, and respect. All those things trickled down to me. I had access to shining examples of loving individuals in my family. It seemed like every weekend we were at someone’s house singing songs, eating food, and sharing stories. As a result, I grew up with close relationships with my great aunts and uncles, as well as all their children and any other extended family. At one point, my family lived with my great aunt Geniver and my great grandfather Lovick Jr. lived there as well. Since he lived there, everyone in the family would stop by to see him and bring their entire families as well.

    One of my fondest childhood memories was the 1992 Terrell Family Reunion. From what I remember it seemed like there was over 200 family members in attendance. The best part was the music. So many of my family member are musically talented. So every family reunion, they would get together as a live band and perform. Although we had much talent in our family as a whole, the standout performer was always auntie Jean. Naturally she would be the best singer in our family since she was a professional. Auntie Jean was once part of the famous girl group The Supremes. She was chosen to take Diana Ross’s place after being discovered while singing with her brother Ernie Terrell’s band.

    Take a look at my wonderful aunt Jean Terrell...

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  2. Finally… an Ebony Magazine post

    June 30, 2014 by 16stone

    It was brought to my attention the other day that in all my years in posting on this blog , I’ve never posted Ebony magazines. Admittedly, I’ve always admired Ebony. It was a staple magazine in my household growing up. I’m even featured in some ads in past issues. My mother was friends with Mr. Johnson, the publisher of a lot of these wonderful negro magazines. Every year he would give us free tickets to the world famous Ebony Fashion Fair. In honor of these memories, below are my favorite Ebony covers.

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  3. Hep Magazine part 3

    June 17, 2014 by 16stone

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  4. Vea Magazine: Mexican Pin Ups

    May 5, 2014 by 16stone

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  5. Pam

    May 5, 2014 by 16stone

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  6. The Negro Review

    March 31, 2014 by 16stone

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  7. 1980′s Jet Swimsuit Girls

    March 27, 2014 by 16stone

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  8. 16 Stone Vintage: 1975 PROM

    March 20, 2014 by 16stone

    Hello everyone, I am sorry to leave you for more than a month without a post. I was busy putting together the most fun party I’ve ever had in my life! My birthday celebration this year had a vintage theme of the 1975 prom. I had so much fun dressing friends and family for this party. I was running out to stores right down to the last hour before the party. Below is footage from this very special night that took place at Tip Top Bar and Grill on March 8th. A very special thank you to Tip Top, DJ Tara, Richard LouissaintJason Minnis, and everyone who attended. Enjoy!

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  9. Hep Magazine part 2

    February 11, 2014 by 16stone

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  10. Our World Magazine Beauties

    February 3, 2014 by 16stone

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